Stewardship Mixtures

Countryside Stewardship (CSS) provides incentives for land managers to look after their environment. It is open to farmers, woodland owners, foresters & land managers through a competitive application process.

The main priority of Countryside Stewardship is biodiversity and water quality. the scheme will also help to improve: flood management, the historic environment, landscape character, genetic conservation, educational access and climate change adaption & mitigation.

There are 3 levels of Countryside Stewardship:

  1. HIGHER TIER – This for the most environmentally sites & woodlands. This will usually be in places that need complex management such as as habitat restoration, woodland creation or tailored measures for priority species.
  2. MID TIER – Replaces the Entry Level Stewardship and aims to address environmental issues, such as reducing pollution and the habitat for farmland birds & pollinators. Applicants will be encouraged to choose options that would benefit the wider area and not just their holding.
  3. LOWER TIER – This targets grants for improving water quality, hedges, boundaries and woodland management plans.

We can offer a whole range of suitable mixtures for all schemes including:

      • Wild Bird Seed Mixtures
      • Buffer Strip Mixtures
      • Nectar Rich Mixtures
      • Wild Flower Mixtures
      • Legume & Herb Rich Mixtures

A small selection of Stewardship mixture available can be found by clicking here.

Also for details of specific GS4 compliant mixes click here

For further details and advice please contact us

or visit www.gov.uk/environment/countryside-stewardship